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  • The Macroeconomics of Populism in Latin Americaby Rudiger Dornbusch; Sebastian Edwards

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 37.50

    Again and again, Latin America has seen the populist scenario played to an unfortunate end. Upon gaining power, populist governments attempt to revive the economy through massive spending. After an initial recovery, inflation reemerges and the government responds with wage an price controls. Shortages, overvaluation, burgeoning deficits, and capital... more...

  • The Race to 270by Daron R. Shaw

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    The Electoral College has played an important role in presidential politics since our nation?s founding, but surprisingly little information exists about precisely how it affects campaign strategy. Daron R. Shaw, a scholar who also worked as a strategist in both Bush-Cheney campaigns, has written the first book to go inside the past two presidential... more...

  • The Craft of Research, Third Editionby Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.   Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic... more...

  • The Truth about Leo Straussby Catherine H. Zuckert; Michael P. Zuckert

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    Is  Leo Strauss truly an intellectual forebear of neoconservatism and a powerful force in shaping Bush administration foreign policy? The Truth about Leo Strauss puts this question to rest, revealing for the first time how the popular media came to perpetuate such an oversimplified view of such a complex and wide-ranging philosopher. More... more...

  • Redesigning Social Inquiryby Charles C. Ragin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    For over twenty years Charles C. Ragin has been at the forefront of the development of innovative methods for social scientists. In Redesigning Social Inquiry , he continues his campaign to revitalize the field, challenging major aspects of the conventional template for social science research while offering a clear alternative.            ... more...

  • The Hollow Hopeby Gerald N. Rosenberg

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    In follow-up studies, dozens of reviews, and even a book of essays evaluating his conclusions, Gerald Rosenberg?s critics?not to mention his supporters?have spent nearly two decades debating the arguments he first put forward in The Hollow Hope . With this substantially expanded second edition of his landmark work, Rosenberg himself steps back into... more...

  • The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitorsby Karen Sullivan

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    There have been numerous studies in recent decades of the medieval inquisitions, most emphasizing larger social and political circumstances and neglecting the role of the inquisitors themselves. In this volume, Karen Sullivan sheds much-needed light on these individuals and reveals that they had choices?both the choice of whether to play a part in... more...

  • Why the Law Is So Perverseby Leo Katz

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Conundrums, puzzles, and perversities: these are Leo Katz?s stock-in-trade, and in Why the Law Is So Perverse , he focuses on four fundamental features of our legal system, all of which seem to not make sense on some level and to demand explanation. First, legal decisions are essentially made in an either/or fashion?guilty or not guilty, liable... more...

  • A Brief History of the Spanish Languageby David A. Pharies

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    Spanish is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world and a language of ever-increasing importance in the United States. In what will likely become the introduction to the history of the Spanish language, David Pharies clearly and concisely charts the evolution of Spanish from its Indo-European roots to its present form. An internationally... more...

  • A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Preyby Gage Averill

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and... more...